Crockett Cougar Chatter

February 2018

Crawford's Corner... A Message from the Principal

When people ask me what I like most about my job, I always say how amazing our Crockett community is. My favorite part is to watch our students shine. Already this semester, I have witnessed how impressive they were in our Chromebook deployment day, Crockett Showcase, Bedicheck Middle School Visit, Student Inc MVP Pitches, Athletic Games, Science Fair, Theatre Shows, Concerts, and more. Our students have endless talent, hearts as big as Texas, and endless Cougar Pride. Please check out the rest of the Cougar Chatter to see a glimpse of some the fun we have had so far this semester and the great things to look forward to this month as our Cougars continue to remain Always Victorious!

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Join the Crockett High School Cap 10K Team

Crockett High School Staff, Students, and Parents,

Mark your calendars for 4/08/18! Let's continue our Always Victorious trend by building the largest and fastest HS school team, which earned our campus a trophy & $300 last year!

Join us, and/or sponsor a student, using the link provided & be sure to select Crockett HS as your team -

The school team price is already discounted, so the prices below are $15 cheaper than regular pricing at each stage. The price will incrementally increase starting January 5th. Some helpful deadlines are below:

February 2, 2018 Registration Fee Increase - $30
March 2, 2018 Registration Fee Increase - $35

March 18, 2018 Deadline to join a team is 11:59 p.m. (*This is the final chance to get your packet grouped with the rest of the team and receive the school team discount.)

Prior to the price increase would also be an excellent time to encourage, or sponsor, students you anticipate may be interested.

Feel free to email Serena McMillon at for any questions.

Go Team CHS!

PTSA General Meeting Dates

Crockett High School extends an invitation to ALL Crockett students, parents, and teachers. Let us here your voice and help make Crockett Always Victorious!

Feb. 12, 2017

Mar. 19, 2017

Apr. 16, 2017

Special Thanks to Zane Esquivel and Friends!

Zane Esquivel choose Crockett High School for his Eagle Scout Project. He and several of his friends refurbished the baseball stands, repaired the concrete steps, and replaced the rail road ties. The photo below is from his scout work day!
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Crockett Guitar Students Make it to State!

The students below all received top scores and qualified for the UIL State Solo Competition in May.

Nancy Del Bosque

Duncan Lesgaux

Kelsey Melton

Oliver Patino

Rey Rodriquez

Margarita Vargas

Michael Vazquez

Also, 5 members of our top class will be performing on the stage of the Long Center on February 10th.Nancy Del Bosque, Elijah Flores, Oliver Patino, Rey Rodriguez and Margarita Vargas will be performing in a group made up of Crockett & McCallum students. They will perform an opening piece prior to the Carlos Piñana flamenco concert.

Vote for Crockett Student's Film

Emily McClanahan has made a follow up to her film Glass and it is entered in the GITW Film Festival. Whatever film gets the most Facebook likes wins the audience award. Please follow the link below and check out her work and click like to help her win.

Crockett Student Shines at the Travis County Youth Show

Please join me in congratulating one of our students that won a ribbon from the Travis County Youth Show. All students that participated are very excited about winning. Students from the Clifton program came away with seven Champion Awards and one Reserve Champion. Crockett's very own, Tristan Meggs, won the Salsa Champion in the culinary genre. If you see him in the hallway, please give him a shout out!

Crockett Clarinet Player Makes it to State

Senior clarinet player Elizabeth "Gaby" Martinez achieved the incredible: through a very grueling and lengthy process, she auditioned and made in into the Texas ALL-STATE Band! Only about 15 clarinet players in the state of Texas make it this far! We are EXTREMELY proud of all of her hard work (she has been working toward this for the past 7 months)! She is very proud to represent Crockett at the Texas Music Educators Association convention in February, where she will perform alongside some of the best high school musicians in the nation! If you see Gaby, be sure to give her a giant hug. She deserves it.

Physics Students Create Rude Goldberg Machines

Below is a video of an example of one of the Rube Goldberg machines that were made in physics class.

Students' machines were required to accomplish a simple task such as closing the cabinet door or throwing a piece of trash away. Some students decided to come up with their own task and then built their machines from there. Great job Physics students!

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Bedicheck Students Visit Crockett High School

Crockett High School students welcomed Bedicheck as came to visit last week to check out all the programs, classes, and activities Crockett has to offer. Covington Middle School will be visiting Crockett February 5th.
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ACC's South Austin Campus Welcomes Crockett Early College High School Students

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Student Inc Students Win Big at Their MVP Pitches

Four Student INC teams received a total of $2000 in startup funding to get their business ideas off the ground! Kenzer Quest (Najai Robinson) and Surface (Alex DiTullio, Walter Esparza, Julian Rickstrew, and Shane Sawhill) garnered $500 investments, and Arodot (Josue Osorio) and LGBTQ Spotlight (Dylan Yeary) earned $250 each. Students pitched their ideas, business plans, and financial projections to a panel of private sector judges who determined which ideas were the most financially viable. Students will use funds to further develop their products and explore marketability before pitching for a larger investment in May.

Crockett High School Teacher of Promise, Ms. Dunn

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Crockett High School Teacher of the Year, Ms. McMillon

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Crockett Students Attend the SWAGG Event

S.W.A.G.G. initiative creates the opportunity for juniors, and seniors to set realistic goals of graduation from high school and college. Students, staff, and parents will be equipped with tools that will help students enter the “best-fit” college or career opportunity with success. -Choosing the Best Fit College -Military Options -Character Center Choices -Avoiding Obstacles -Organization & Study Skills -Positive Relationships -College Expectations -Destiny Choices

Below are pictures of students who attended this event last month.

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Our Girl's Basketball Team Makes History

The Crockett Girls' Basketball team has won their most games in school history this season, on their way to a 2nd-place district finish. The bi-district play-off game will be played against Dripping Springs, on either February 12th or 13th. The freshman girls' team finished as co-district champions, and the JV fought their way to 2nd place in district, as well.
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Chromebook Deployment Day was a Huge Success - Check out the video below to witness the excitement

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Please come out to support and cheer on our mighty cougars! As a reminder, AISD is asking that students and adults do NOT bring confetti, glitter, silly string, powder and noise makers to our games.








Crockett High School Report Card Now Available


If you click here, you will find the State of Texas 2016–17 School Report Card for Crockett High School. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the enclosed “2016–17 School Report Card Definitions.” The report for our school may or may not have all the information described because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.

State law requires that the school report card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.

The School Report Cards can be found online at

A more complete report about Crockett High School, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at

Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this report card. Thank you for your continued support of Crockett High School.

FAFSA workshop Thursday Feb 22nd from 5-8pm in the CCC. Seniors & families will receive assistance applying for financial aid for College.

Mark Your Calendars!

Future Important Dates

February 1-4: Theatre Department presents Heathers

February 12: PTSA Meeting

February 19: Staff Development/Student Holiday

February 22: FAFSA Workshop

February 24: Mock ACT

March 1: Late Start Day

March 12-16: Spring Break

March 24: Mock SAT

March 30: Staff Development/Student Holiday



No Need for Students to Make-Up the Bad Weather Days

A letter from the district:

As you know, Texas districts are required to adopt a school calendar that provides 75,600 operational minutes, including the minutes provided through a professional development waiver. Further, districts are required to make up two days of bad weather/safety closures. Any closures beyond two school days do not have to be made up. The Austin ISD historically builds two bad weather make-up days into the school year calendar.

Given recent legislation that references minutes instead of days, districts were provided the latitude to extend the school day in order to accumulate the equivalent of two full school days of extra minutes over the course of the school year. Most AISD campuses chose to extend their school day and accrue the extra minutes in addition to the 75,600 required minutes. As a result, most AISD campuses will meet the 75,600 minute requirement even though they were closed for two bad weather days.

LBJ and LASA high schools did not elect to extend their school day enough to accrue two extra days of minutes. As a result, it will be necessary for those campuses to provide instruction for a full day on two final exam days (May 24th and May 25th) instead of half a day as originally planned.

Accordingly, all Austin ISD campuses will meet the 75,600 minute requirement without using the previously scheduled bad weather make-up days (Feb. 19th and March 30th) even though there have been two bad weather day closures.

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